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  • Location:
    New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Railroad Law Admiralty and Maritime Law Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Legal Malpractice Law - Defendants
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  • Location:
    New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Railroad Law
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  • Location:
    Virginia Beach, Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Railroad Law
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  • Location:
    Lafayette, Indiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Railroad Law Education Law
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  • Location:
    Huntington, West Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Railroad Law
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  • Location:
    St. Paul, Minnesota
  • Practice Areas:
    Railroad Law
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  • Location:
    Missoula, Montana
  • Practice Areas:
    Railroad Law Product Liability Litigation - Defendants Professional Malpractice Law - Defendants Litigation - Insurance Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Commercial Litigation
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  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Administrative / Regulatory Law Transportation Law Railroad Law
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  • Location:
    New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants Railroad Law Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
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  • Location:
    Albuquerque, New Mexico
  • Practice Areas:
    Railroad Law Oil and Gas Law
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  • Location:
    Lexington, Kentucky
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Railroad Law
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  • Location:
    Lafayette, Indiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Railroad Law
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  • Location:
    New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Railroad Law Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
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  • Location:
    Lafayette, Indiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Railroad Law
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  • Location:
    Columbus, Ohio
  • Practice Areas:
    Railroad Law
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  • Location:
    Albuquerque, New Mexico
  • Practice Areas:
    Railroad Law Insurance Law
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  • Location:
    Scranton, Pennsylvania
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs Railroad Law Workers' Compensation Law - Claimants
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  • Location:
    Birmingham, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Railroad Law
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  • Location:
    St. Louis, Missouri
  • Practice Areas:
    Railroad Law Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs
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  • Location:
    Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Railroad Law Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants
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  • Location:
    Charlottesville, Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Railroad Law
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  • Location:
    New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Appellate Practice Commercial Litigation Litigation - Intellectual Property Litigation - Real Estate Bet-the-Company Litigation Railroad Law
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  • Location:
    Peoria, Illinois
  • Practice Areas:
    Railroad Law
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  • Location:
    Albuquerque, New Mexico
  • Practice Areas:
    Railroad Law Product Liability Litigation - Defendants Commercial Litigation Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants
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  • Location:
    New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Railroad Law Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants
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  • Location:
    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Practice Areas:
    Railroad Law
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  • Location:
    Kansas City, Missouri
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs Railroad Law Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Plaintiffs Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs Product Liability Litigation - Plaintiffs
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  • Location:
    Missoula, Montana
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Commercial Litigation Railroad Law
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  • Location:
    Brunswick, Georgia
  • Practice Areas:
    Railroad Law
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  • Location:
    St. Paul, Minnesota
  • Practice Areas:
    Railroad Law
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  • Location:
    St. Paul, Minnesota
  • Practice Areas:
    Railroad Law
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  • Location:
    New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Railroad Law Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants Insurance Law Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
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  • Location:
    Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Railroad Law
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  • Location:
    Baton Rouge, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Railroad Law Environmental Law Litigation - Environmental
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  • Location:
    Lafayette, Indiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Railroad Law
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  • Location:
    Lafayette, Indiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Railroad Law
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  • Location:
    St. Louis, Missouri
  • Practice Areas:
    Railroad Law
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  • Location:
    Huntington, West Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants Railroad Law Insurance Law Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
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  • Location:
    Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Practice Areas:
    Railroad Law
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  • Location:
    Birmingham, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Professional Malpractice Law - Defendants Litigation - Banking and Finance Railroad Law Bet-the-Company Litigation Land Use and Zoning Law Litigation - Securities Litigation - Antitrust Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
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  • Location:
    Little Rock, Arkansas
  • Practice Areas:
    Railroad Law Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
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  • Location:
    Mandeville, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Railroad Law
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  • Location:
    Portland, Oregon
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Railroad Law Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
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  • Location:
    St. Louis, Missouri
  • Practice Areas:
    Railroad Law
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  • Location:
    Louisville, Kentucky
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Railroad Law Insurance Law
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  • Location:
    Tucson, Arizona
  • Practice Areas:
    Railroad Law
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  • Location:
    Charleston, West Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Railroad Law
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  • Location:
    Mandeville, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Railroad Law
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  • Location:
    Glen Allen, Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Transportation Law Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants Railroad Law Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
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  • Location:
    Virginia Beach, Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs Railroad Law
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  • Location:
    Missoula, Montana
  • Practice Areas:
    Railroad Law
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  • Location:
    New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Railroad Law Transportation Law Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Plaintiffs Commercial Litigation Litigation - Environmental Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
Lawyer
  • Location:
    New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Oil and Gas Law Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants Railroad Law Litigation - Environmental Environmental Law
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  • Location:
    Little Rock, Arkansas
  • Practice Areas:
    Railroad Law
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  • Location:
    Birmingham, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants Railroad Law Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
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  • Location:
    Huntington, West Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants Railroad Law
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  • Location:
    Little Rock, Arkansas
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Labor and Employment Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Railroad Law Employment Law - Management Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs
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  • Location:
    Greenville, South Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Railroad Law Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Commercial Litigation Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
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  • Location:
    St. Louis, Missouri Belleville, Missouri
  • Practice Areas:
    Railroad Law Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
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  • Location:
    Huntington, West Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Appellate Practice Product Liability Litigation - Defendants Commercial Litigation Bet-the-Company Litigation Railroad Law Litigation - Banking and Finance Litigation - Labor and Employment Litigation - Environmental Legal Malpractice Law - Defendants Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
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  • Location:
    Greenville, South Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Product Liability Litigation - Defendants Railroad Law

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Railroad Law Definition

The major (“Class I”) railroads in the United States, of which there are fewer than ten, and the multitude of regional (“Class II”) and short line (“Class III”) railroads consume types of legal services that might be needed by any business enterprise, e.g. real estate, environmental, government relations, or property law. Depending on facts and circumstances, they also can be subject to administrative worker compensation systems such as state worker’s compensation programs, the federal Black Lung Benefits Act, or the federal Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act.

However, particular to railroads, therefore properly thought of as “Railroad Law,” is litigation in two areas of law: highway/railroad grade crossing litigation and occupational injury litigation under the Federal Employer's Liability Act (FELA), 45 U.S.C. §51, et seq.

Intersections between railroad traffic and highway traffic exist all over the country and are frequently the scene of collisions that result in serious personal injury and property damage, and commensurate litigation. Various provisions of state and federal law along with principles of physics, acoustics, and semiotics affect grade crossing litigation that make it an area of specialization.

A railroad whose business activity affects interstate commerce can be sued under the FELA by its employees who suffer injury from work that is performed in furtherance of interstate commerce. Effectively, this includes most railroads and all of their employees. Claims under the FELA are brought in lieu of claims under state workers’ compensation systems. The types of injuries for which railroads are sued under the FELA include “traumatic” injuries that occur from one or a few incidents and occupational diseases that are claimed to result from a long series of exposures to the disease-causing activity or substance. The FELA has been in effect for more than 100 years, and a specialized body of law has grown up around litigation under the Act.

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The major (“Class I”) railroads in the United States, of which there are fewer than ten, and the multitude of regional (“Class II”) and short line (“Class III”) railroads consume types of legal services that might be needed by any business enterprise, e.g. real estate, environmental, government relations, or property law. Depending on facts and circumstances, they also can be subject to administrative worker compensation systems such as state worker’s compensation programs, the federal Black Lung Benefits Act, or the federal Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act.

However, particular to railroads, therefore properly thought of as “Railroad Law,” is litigation in two areas of law: highway/railroad grade crossing litigation and occupational injury litigation under the Federal Employer's Liability Act (FELA), 45 U.S.C. §51, et seq.

Intersections between railroad traffic and highway traffic exist all over the country and are frequently the scene of collisions that result in serious personal injury and property damage, and commensurate litigation. Various provisions of state and federal law along with principles of physics, acoustics, and semiotics affect grade crossing litigation that make it an area of specialization.

A railroad whose business activity affects interstate commerce can be sued under the FELA by its employees who suffer injury from work that is performed in furtherance of interstate commerce. Effectively, this includes most railroads and all of their employees. Claims under the FELA are brought in lieu of claims under state workers’ compensation systems. The types of injuries for which railroads are sued under the FELA include “traumatic” injuries that occur from one or a few incidents and occupational diseases that are claimed to result from a long series of exposures to the disease-causing activity or substance. The FELA has been in effect for more than 100 years, and a specialized body of law has grown up around litigation under the Act.